Manchester United’s star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has supported an Instagram post by his fan, accusing Messi of stealing the Ballon d’Or. In this post, Ronaldo’s fan wrote that Robert Lewandowski and Ronaldo had performed better than Lionel Messi, who won the prestigious award.
Lionel Messi received this honor for a record seventh time at the 65th France Football Ballon d’Or honors ceremony. In this year’s Copa America Cup final, Messi’s team defeated Brazil 1-0. That’s why he has got this honor once again. In the voting for this award, Messi was ahead of Lewandowski by 33 votes. At the same time, Ronaldo could not even make it to the top three for the first time since 2010. Ronaldo was ranked sixth on the list behind Lewandowski, Jorginho, Karim Benzema, and N’Golo Kante.
A fan Instagram account of ‘Cristiano Ronaldo – The Legendary’ enumerated all of Ronaldo’s achievements this season, writing “43 goals in a year, 6 goals in 5 matches in this Champions League, a player who continues to perform well despite his age and influences the world the most. They place him in 6th place… Do you really think 5 guys outperformed him in a year? Never.”
The post further stated that the competition between Lewandowski and Ronaldo was better, as Lewandowski’s personal stats were much better. Ronaldo’s performance at the national level was much better than him, but to whom does the prize go? With Messi, who only won the Copa del Rey for Barcelona, not scoring a goal against Real Madrid since Cristiano’s departure, his performances in the big games of the season have not been great. He didn’t score in the finals or semi-finals and personally had a special season with PSG.
Ronaldo’s fan further wrote, “For Cristiano to win this prize he has to be 300% unquestionable. It’s no use scoring the most beautiful bike of the year, being champion of everything by club, top scorer of everything and scoring a hat-trick in the World Cup, they still provide a way to take the prize from him. With Messi, it’s the other way around. He can do a low-key season, way below, they’ll always find a way to favor him and give him the prize. Theft. Dirt. Shame. Simply regrettable. Who saw, saw. Anyone who is smart enough knows who the real deserving ones are.”
The Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo who finished sixth for Ballon d’Or agreed to the statement and supported his fan with a comment. He not only liked this post but also commented “Fact” along with thumbs-up emoji.